Tag Archive: Older


Samsung will finally let you remap the Bixby button on older Galaxy phones

The only caveat is that they need to be running Android Pie.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 has a lot going for it, but among the new AMOLED display, triple camera setup, etc., one of the things we’re most excited about is Bixby Key Customization — a feature that allows you to finally remap the physical Bixby button.

What’s even more exciting, is that Samsung has now confirmed that you’ll be able to remap the Bixby button on  [Read More…]

How to make the DJI Osmo Pocket work with older phones

Officially, DJI says that the new Osmo Pocket doesn’t support smartphones with a Micro-USB connector, but what it says on the box isn’t the whole story. We’re here to show you how to hook up an Android phone without USB-C.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Apple USB-C to USB adapter ($ 19) Amazon: Anker Powerline+ micro USB cable ($ 11) Amazon: DJI Osmo Pocket ($ 349) How to use a phone with micro USB with the DJI  [Read More…]

Eufy’s RoboVac 12 for $200 is less expensive than older generations

Works on all floor types.

The Eufy RoboVac 12 self-charging robotic vacuum cleaner is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon. The RoboVac has never been this low before, and it looks like it has been selling mostly around $ 350 recently.

The RoboVac 12 is very similar to previous generations like the RoboVac 11S and RoboVac 30C, but it’s actually $ 25 less expensive than the 11S right now. The biggest difference between them is the 12  [Read More…]

Turn older heaters or AC units into a smart home product with Sensibo Sky

The trend toward smart home products is a welcome one in my book. Here at AndroidGuys, we’ve reviewed a ton of products that make things a little easier, like Hunter fans, Deebot robot vacuums, and Nest x Yale smart locks. These products are all designed to be smart right out of the box.

But, if you’re not in the market for something new and just want to make your legacy products smart, there aren’t a ton of options. I had  [Read More…]

Got an older car without Bluetooth? You can still stream tunes — here’s how

We’re seeing more and more automakers incorporating Android Auto-compatible displays into their vehicles, allowing you to use Google Assistant to mirror popular apps for music, navigation, and communications right onto your dash. It’s a great way to safely use the functionality of your phone when you’re behind the wheel, but you don’t need to buy a brand new car to take advantage of Android Auto. The mobile app is really good and lets you customize your own setup  [Read More…]

Can the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo charge older Gear smartwatches?

Best answer: The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo can charge more than just the new Galaxy Watch. It can also be used with the Gear S3 Frontier, Gear S3 Classic and Gear Sport. It isn’t guaranteed to work with any earlier Gear smartwatches.

Amazon: Samsung Wireless Charger Duo ($ 115)

You can also charge the Gear S3 series and Gear Sport

Samsung’s new Wireless Charger Duo was designed with the latest Samsung phones and watches in mind,  [Read More…]

Older Amazon Fire TV devices finally get a 2013-era Android safeguard

An extra checkpoint will keep unwanted devices from connecting to a Fire TV that had ADB access enabled.

Not too long ago we read about malware that supposedly was taking over older Amazon Fire TV devices. That wasn’t exactly the case, but headlines are gonna headline. The thing was if you enabled the installation of “unknown sources” — which allows applications to be loaded from outside of whatever app store is tied to the device, and is  [Read More…]

A number of older speakers have lost built-in Spotify streaming

Affected speakers include ones from Pioneer, Yamaha, and others.

One of the reasons so many people flock to Spotify is because of its wide availability on a number of different platforms. Even if you own an iPhone, have a Google Home Speaker, and prefer to use Amazon Fire TV while browsing the web on your Chromebook, there’s a Spotify app to use to ensure you’re never without your music.

In addition to the above gadgets, a number  [Read More…]

Samsung and LG also claim to not slow down phones with older batteries

“Never have, never will!”

Whether or not you own an iPhone, chances are you’ve heard a thing or two about Apple throttling CPU performance of older handsets as their batteries age. Although Apple has since responded to the outrage around this, there are still plenty of people that aren’t at all happy with the way the whole situation was handled.

Motorola and HTC recently issued statements of their own stating that neither one follows similar practices to  [Read More…]

Google Assistant coming to Android tablets and older phones

Available for phones running 5.0 Lollipop and tablets on Marshmallow and Nougat.

The Google Assistant first launched on the Pixel and Pixel XL in October 2016, and then a few months later in March 2017, expanded to all Android phones running Marshmallow 6.0 or newer. Today, December 13, 2017, Google is expanding the Assistant’s availability to even more phones and now tablets.

If you own a phone that’s still running 5.0 Lollipop (which it very well might  [Read More…]